Nick-named the "Glorious City", this residential block has been designated a site of historic interest. Built in 1952, it was designed by Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouart Jeanneret). The 50,000 tonne building, supported by concrete pillars contains 337 flats of 23 different types, and can accommodate 1500 people. The structure is unique both in terms of architecture and content: the unusual use of glass and concrete, and the fact that it contains housing, shops and services under one roof, exemplify the innovative contribution of Le Corbusier to modern architecture. Indeed, it is by incorporating such a wide range of services and features, (inlcuding crêche, shops, sports facilities, ornamental pool, theater, and a hotel-restaurant), that Cité radieuse Le Corbusier has become completely self-sufficient: a town within a town.
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